Before the Red Sox took the field for a playoff tune-up on Wednesday, manager John Farrell shed some light on the Boston postseason roster.
The Red Sox activated left-handed pitcher Matt Thornton from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, the team reported.
Red Sox reliever Matt Thornton left Sunday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the eighth inning with an apparent injury.
The Boston Red Sox have acquired reliever Matt Thornton and cash from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor league outfielder Brandon Jacobs.
At the beginning of the season, the Boston Red Sox’ bullpen was viewed as a strong-point on the team. Now, injuries have left Boston shorthanded in their pen and searching for arms to fill the void.
Alexei Ramirez and Carlos Quentin each had a pair of RBIs in a four-run sixth inning as the Chicago White Sox snapped Jon Lester’s seven-game winning streak and beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Monday night.